Luce’s Morning Run

July 23rd, 2017

First order of business is to get Luce out of the crate. He really like to be held for a while which is getting harder and harder which I assume you can see why based on his size. As you may have seen in previous posts, he settles in and seems to try to make it as easy as possible.

After that, it’s off to the field for a little running. What it really amounts to is chasing Stacey as she runs back and forth. This picture is proof that Luce does actually do more than just lay around.

Bath Time, Part Two

July 21st, 2017

Luce had a fun time today playing out in the woods. Unfortunately, he picked up lots of burrs and fox tails that Stacy had to pull off one by one. He also got pretty dirty so he got his second bath when they got home. We didn’t get any action shots when he was getting lather up or rinsed out, but did get a few when he was getting dried off. He did much , much better with the dryer today.

Felice Dicesette Settimani

July 20th, 2017

Happy Seventeen Weeks. As you can see, Stacey is hanging in there, bound and determined to hold our baby bear. We think Luce knows he is too big for her so he seems to try and balance himself on her.

First Trip to Nordstrom

July 15th, 2017

Big adventure today to Nordstrom in San Jose. First was a visit to Starbucks in Los Gatos where he got to meet a 6 month old Pomeranian pup who was not afraid of big dogs and wanted to play. Then a stop to the vet for a weekly weigh in. Then off to the mall. Here are Luce’s rules for the mall:

#1 Walk through like you own the place

#2 Be Friendly, but NOT Too Friendly

#3 The Fitting Rooms Are a Great Place To Grab a Quick Nap

#4 If You See Someone Who Looks Official, Do you Best Impression of a Bear Skin Rug. They Probably Sell Them So They Will Never Notice You Laying There.

#5 Once The Coast Is Clear, Resume Your Normal Activity, Which In My Case, Is Just To Lift My Head Up.

#6 When You Get Home, Take A Well Deserved Nap

King of My Lawn

July 13th, 2017

Since we live in Northern California, there is not a very big lawn, but it is mine and I really like it:

I also like to eat a little grass now and again. Grass is legal here isn’t it?

Felice Quattro Mese o Seidici Settimani

July 13th, 2017

Happy 4 months, or 16 weeks, whichever you prefer. Well, Stacey was able to pull it off for one more week. The pics were taken very quickly, before her back gave out:

Of course, you can’t just hold this teddy bear without giving him a kiss, or bacio as we call them

When I moved around, Luce watched and snuggled in:

Luce Napping with his Antler

July 11th, 2017

Luce taking a nap with his favorite antler (naturally shed in case you are wondering).

Since the little bear gets hot, we have stone tiles he can lay on to cool off a bit.

Gia uno più bacio per favore

July 11th, 2017

Just one more kiss please

Just Chillin’

July 10th, 2017

Luce likes to just chill. He is good being carried around or just being held as I am sure you have seen. Here we are on the porch:

and here is Luce crashing on the nice cool tile:

Luce’s First Trip to the Beach

July 9th, 2017

Luce made his first trip to the beach today. We went to La Selva Beach which is a little south of Aptos, CA in Santa Cruz County. It was pretty overcast and cool which was probably good for our “orso piccolo” [little bear]. Luce did not seem to like the beach all that much. It took a while to get from the street to the water since it is a really wide beach there. Once we got close to the water, he was a little apprehensive. His paws got wet in the Pacific but that was about all he was OK with. I picked him up so he knew all was OK.

On the way back to the car Luce got tired so I carried him across the sand. Since Luce checked in at 44lbs at the vet the day before, I got a pretty good workout!